Thursday, February 17, 2011

BPMS Troop Support Update for 2011 though 15FEB

BPMS Supports the Troops
Report to Date for 2011

Since establishing contact with SPC Craig Perry at FOB Speicher at the beginning of the year, we have sent four shipments, totaling 86 hobby items, consisting of:

* 1 Airbrush
* 1 Compressor
* 30 Model Kits
* 14 Bottles of Paint
* 14 Paint Brushes
* 6 Hobby Knives
* 6 Hobby Magazines
* 4 Sanding Blocks and Sticks
* 10 Miscellaneous Tools
SPC Perry has sent several thank you e-mails to let us know how much our support is appreciated by the troops forward deployed in Iraq.

In addition to the request for the airbrush and compressor, SPC Perry has requested more paint and glue. Please keep in mind that paints and glues must be non-flammable. Also, we cannot ship aerosol cans through
the USPS.

Thanks again for your donations!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BPMS Bulletin: February 18, 2011

January was a good month. We had 26 members and 2 guests who brought in 17 models, mostly for the theme contest. A fine start to the New Year!

January Meeting
NEW REGIME: The new Prez will be Don I, with Charlie N in the Veep seat took over the reigns and did a great job. We look forward to a couple of fun years with these guys running things!

KIT SALE NIGHT: Kits were bought and sold. Simplicity!!

SPONSOR: Some members along with some club backing will be sponsoring a trophy package at Mosquitocon in the name of recently deceased long-time member and one of the founders of the BPMS, Joe Turner.

MODEL PLEDGE: We got a good number of members signing up for the 2011 Model Pledge. Will you join in the fun? More details below.

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

CONTEST NIGHT 1Q2011: This will be the first installment of the BPMS quarterly contests. You can bring in something that hasn’t been to a quarterly contest, including anything that might’ve been newly built for December’s theme contest. Categories will be set up on the tables and please be sure to fill out the proper contest paperwork for your entry.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE THEME: We had three sponsors come forward for the June theme contest. More details HERE.

2011 MODEL PLEDGE: It seems that we kept the concept entirely too loose for members tastes last year so we’re tightening them up a little in 2011. Please bring in an unbuilt model between January and March to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for the OCTOBER MEETING for a display. In between there will be one WIP night, which would be nice to show us your progress (April). After October you may bring back your pledge to the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough? Now go have fun with it!

RECOGNIZE THESE GUYS? These are the latest members to join the ranks of the BPMS.

Seamus B

Tomasz K

Joe B

Meeting Date: 02/18/2011
Same time, same place!
On the agenda: February
SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This is a fun activity with an AWFUL name! Show us your tool! Do you use some unorthodox tools? Maybe you use an ordinary tool in an inventive way? Have you figured out how to save money on supplies? Bring them in and be ready to tell the group about it during the meeting. Always educational!